Kate Winslet recently got real about shooting intimate scenes on-set. The 45-year-old Titanic actress spoke out in a chat on How I Found My Voice podcast and revealed that she would have felt a lot more comfortable filming sex scenes if there were intimacy coordinators on set.
“I definitely wish I had them in the past, I definitely do. I just could have done with that friend really. Just having a friend to say, ‘Can you ask him just to not put his hands there?’ So it’s not you having to say, which can be pretty awkward,” she admitted.
She thought of the ole as so essential that she even acted as an intimacy coordinator for her younger co-star Angourie Rice on the set of their upcoming HBO miniseries Mare of Easttown. “Because there were no clothes that come off in the scene they didn’t consider bringing in an intimacy coordinator. And I just got the sense that she was nervous. So I said to her, ‘I’m going to be around for this, I’m going to stay, I won’t leave the set.’ She said: ‘Thank God Kate, thank you so much.’
“And I ended up being in the car. I ended up being in the boot of the car. I knew it would make them feel better to have that one person who would be able to put their hand up and say: ‘Actually we need to cut now, is everyone feeling OK?”
In the past, many stars have admitted that intimacy coordinators made them feel more comfortable filming sensual scenes. The Bridgerton leads Rege-Jean Page and Phoebe Dynevor recently revealed that they felt the coordinators necessary when filming intimate scenes.